With the Raptors‘ loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday, Toronto’s season is over and one of the biggest summers in franchise history has begun. The team has big decisions to make about its future, but most of that begins with what Kyle Lowry decides as a fee agent. And Lowry is not alone. This summer the landscape of the league outside of Oakland (Golden State) and Cleveland will be shaped by the decisions of a few key free agents.
Speaking of Golden State, Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant are also free agents, but their situation feels like a moot point. They teamed up for a reason, Curry has zero financial or basketball incentive to leave the Warriors and Durant didn’t depart Oklahoma City to dip his toe in the Bay waters. They will both re-sign this summer for the max, and the league will have to deal with them for the next five years, most likely.
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